Presidio Heights fairytale chateau

The timeless spell of a fairytale chateau envelops this historic mansion, set on a showcase corner in Presidio Heights. 

Designed in the French Eclectic style by noted Bay Area architect F. Frederic Amandes, 3498 Jackson was once home to Hills Bros. Coffee Company scion Herbert Gray Hills and his wife Winifred. Today, the home’s updated interiors blend seamlessly with inviting period details creating a perfect harmony of classic and contemporary.

In front of the home lie stunning views of the Golden Gate Bridge, Bay and Presidio. The mansard roofs are accented by dormer windows.

A lavish wrought iron and glass front door opens to a captivating world of light-swept parquet floors, delicate wall murals, and a remarkable oval staircase encompassing all four levels. Abundant windows wash the spaces in soft light and frame breathtaking vistas of the the Golden Gate bridge, the Bay, and city lights. The vast living room is defined by an ultra-wide floor-to-ceiling bay window.

The primary retreat features vast bay window framing a storybook view. The primary bath, wrapped in dramatic patterned marble, centers on a luxurious soaking tub with a view.

The traditional home also includes amenities such as a dedicated delivery entrance, a separate caretaker’s apartment, a walk-in safe, and a four-car garage with ultra-high overhead clearance.

The 1937 property is filled with sought-after features: a superb floor plan with an elevator, two balconies on the third level, a rooftop deck, and an ultra-private garden screened by hedges and shaded by feathery trees.

Sequestered between one of the world’s most famous outdoor expanses and one of its most iconic cities, this quintessentially private world is San Francisco at its most elegant and welcoming.

3498 Jackson, San Francisco is listed at $12,900,000 by Karen Mendelsohn Gould.